In 1994, Chris Hammond traveled to Sri Lanka as a Peace Corps volunteer. That experience was so impactful that he stayed in South Asia until 2000, studying the art of meditation and yoga. Now a licensed acupuncturist and yogi, Chris helps people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, and infertility issues at Baltimore Acupuncture Center.
Respite caters to mind, body, and spirit alike, rejuvenating and relaxing clients through massage, yoga, and energy healing. The team boasts a wide array of credentials, including reiki certifications and licenses in massage therapy and acupuncture.
Unlike many massage therapists, Hands To You Wellness Studio owner Zina Sanders incorporates holistic healing elements into her treatments to provide additional therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. Traditional Thai massages take place on floor mats so their yoga-like stretches can be more easily achieved, and integrative reflexology treatments focus exclusively on pinpoints throughout the body to improve balance and circulation and locate the body’s “eject” button. Since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996, Zina has continued to broaden her skills by pursuing ongoing education at various seminars and workshops.
At Escape Massages, an experienced and licensed massage therapist specializes in a variety of modalities. Therapeutic, relaxation massages target areas filled with tension or stress, and hot-stone massages send gentle heat into muscles. Other techniques include Swedish, prenatal, Thai, and scalp, hand, and foot massage.
The massage therapists at Spa Therapeutic Massage treat the body as a whole, using holistic methods to promote healing and a positive sense of well being. Their fingers are trained in a variety of party dances and massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot-stone therapy, and acupressure. They also specialize in cupping therapy to helps promote circulation and relieve pain. Giving clients an extra bit of luxury during their sessions, all massages are performed using blends of organic oils and herbs to soothe skin and promote relaxation.
The team at Washington Bodywork Studio tackles pain with a twofold approach. The studio specializes in both chiropractic care and massage therapy, which staff use to design treatment regimens that address misaligned spines and muscular discomfort. Here, massage strokes are customized to suit the specific needs of each client: deep tissue techniques help root out lingering muscle pain, reflexology tends to trigger points not readily accessible to kneading hands, and chair massage helps ease the soreness experienced by those who are frequently sat upon.